Monthly Archives: July 2013

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After my wife looked up vutures in our “Birds of Texas” book, I believe I have to correct myself. Those birds we have in our back yard seem to look more like Black Vultures [Coragyps atratus] to me now than … Continue reading

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For a Few weeks Now …

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… we’ve had some avian guests on our property: turkey vultures [cathartes aura], aka (turkey) buzzards, if I identify them correctly. They seem to like hanging around on the roof of our house, on the basketball hoop, on our electricity … Continue reading

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Our Ants …

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… are one step ahead of us. While we’re only planning to relocate, they’re already on the move. A few days ago I saw quite a procession of ants [unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a good picture of their … Continue reading

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Those Dang Taxes

It’s always the same, isn’t it? The State knows how to best fleece the citizens. And since after all I on the one hand am a German citizen still [more about that below], and on the other hand have moved … Continue reading

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When …

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… as just now, at shortly after 1 p.m., temperatures are 92 already [the high humidity taken into account it feels like 106] and it’ll certainly be more later in the afternoon – usually our daily high is between 4 … Continue reading

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Let he Beer-Tasting Continue

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Isn’t that a great and mouthwatering sight at this time of sweltering heat in southern Texas?  😉 Motivated by a posting by travel writer Kathleen Scott on her interesting and informative Blog “Hill Country Mysteries” about the beers of the … Continue reading

Hey, y’all . . . check spam!

It looks like WP/Akismet has a problem with their SPAM-filters. So I’d like to ask all of my followers to check their spam folders if, by any chance, one or more comments might be hidden there.

Thanks,

Pit

P.S.: Check out this blog [https://northumbrianlight.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/have-i-been-categorised-as-spam/] and the comments there, too.
A thread as to this problem can be found here: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/i-cant-seem-to-comment?replies=14

A p r o n h e a d -- Lilly

Every so often I check spam because all those folks selling something, including themselves, can be . . . well . . . interesting reads.

This time I found several blocked posts from some that regularly follow me!  WP is being a bit sensitive I guess. So check your spam to see if I’m in there.  I can only hold my breath for so long!

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Travelogue: England & Scotland 2013 – Day 3 [Full English Breakfast]

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Breakfast at the Morgan Hotel On the third day of our tour, out first “real” day in London, we woke up shortly after 6 in the morning – quite early, but then we had gone to bed as early as … Continue reading

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Travelogue: England & Scotland 2013 – The Morgan Hotel [London]

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How We Came to Book That Hotel Originally I had wanted to find a hotel somewhat outside of London, if possible on the River Thames, and I had chosen Henley-on-Thames as a place to stay. But when I found out … Continue reading

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Travelogue: England & Scotland 2013 – Day 2 [The First Steps in London]

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We Explore the Neighbourhood But even if we were quite exhausted, we didn’t want to lie down and go to sleep, but explore the neighbourhood and walk along Oxford Street. It was only w few minutes’ rest we wanted to … Continue reading